The Los Angeles Rams have made the decision to keep cornerback Derion Kendrick out of practice in the aftermath of a weapons charge.
Rams keep CB Derion Kendrick out of practice following felony weapons charge. https://t.co/PcNOptPg3v
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Coach Sean McVay has acknowledged that there are various complexities to Kendrick’s situation and stated that the team will assess it on a day-by-day basis.
“I think so,” McVay said. “Yeah, because I want to be careful to get the judgment before I have all of the appropriate information. Then I think I’d be better equipped to be able to answer, ‘All right, how does that affect his game status and as we move forward?’ and all of those things.”
McVay added that “there’s a lot of layers” to the situation involving Kendrick.
“So once I have the totality of the information and all of the legal matters are cleared up and then I think it’ll be appropriate for us to be able to move forward and be able to give you guys an idea of what our plan is,” McVay said. “I think out of respect for him, want to be able to sit down and speak with him as well.”
Typically, teams tend to support players facing legal issues until their cases are resolved.
However, Kendrick’s situation carries a slightly more concerning undertone.
As we wait to see how the situation unfolds, the Rams are set to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET.